The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 502 519 475
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -44
Contract jobs citing SMTP 117 82 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.09% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 49 64
Average daily rate £363 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.65% -21.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.69 -
% change year-on-year
-36.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 114 £375 - 38
South East +18 49 £343 -12.17% 17
London +6 41 £413 +10.00% 5
Berkshire +10 22 £340 -14.46% 9
Reading +2 21 £340 -20.00% 7
North West -4 18 £425 +30.76% 6
Manchester -6 14 £400 +28.00% 3
Buckinghamshire - 13 £530 - 2
Milton Keynes - 11 £530 - 1
Hampshire +1 9 £120 -65.71% 2
West Midlands -10 5 £300 - 1
Surrey -4 3 £345 -27.36%
Croydon - 3 £393 -
Harrow - 3 £500 - 1
Havant - 3 £438 -
City of London +35 2 £413 +22.22% 1
Cheshire -4 2 £425 +4.29% 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £411 -
Malvern - 2 £425 -
Worcestershire - 2 £425 - 1
South West -1 1 £300 -20.00% 6
Gloucestershire - 1 £300 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £300 -
Uxbridge - 1 £413 -
Greenwich - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £425 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 3
Blackpool - 1 - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 157 (65.69%) DNS
2 108 (45.19%) Windows
3 105 (43.93%) Linux
4 98 (41.00%) HTTP
5 84 (35.15%) Unix
6 83 (34.73%) TCP/IP
7 73 (30.54%) FTP
8 66 (27.62%) Firewall
9 63 (26.36%) SNMP
10 61 (25.52%) VMware
11 58 (24.27%) SSL
12 56 (23.43%) Python
13 55 (23.01%) Perl
13 55 (23.01%) Active Directory
14 53 (22.18%) Apache
15 51 (21.34%) Cisco
16 49 (20.50%) Microsoft
17 48 (20.08%) VPN
18 47 (19.67%) SQL
19 44 (18.41%) Java
19 44 (18.41%) Web Services
20 43 (17.99%) LDAP
21 41 (17.15%) MySQL
21 41 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
22 40 (16.74%) DHCP
22 40 (16.74%) Puppet
23 39 (16.32%) Agile Software Development
24 38 (15.90%) Internet
25 35 (14.64%) MS Exchange
25 35 (14.64%) SQL Server

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (22.18%) Apache
2 35 (14.64%) MS Exchange
3 34 (14.23%) IIS
4 27 (11.30%) Tomcat
5 22 (9.21%) OpenStack
6 20 (8.37%) WebLogic
6 20 (8.37%) WebSphere
7 18 (7.53%) Lync
8 17 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (7.11%) nginx
9 15 (6.28%) SharePoint
10 14 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (5.86%) JBoss
11 9 (3.77%) Jetty
12 8 (3.35%) CMS
12 8 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (2.93%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.69%) MS Office
3 5 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.67%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.09%) SaaS
4 4 (1.67%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.84%) PaaS
6 2 (0.84%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.84%) Symantec.cloud
7 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (65.69%) DNS
2 98 (41.00%) HTTP
3 83 (34.73%) TCP/IP
4 73 (30.54%) FTP
5 66 (27.62%) Firewall
6 63 (26.36%) SNMP
7 58 (24.27%) SSL
8 48 (20.08%) VPN
9 43 (17.99%) LDAP
10 40 (16.74%) DHCP
11 38 (15.90%) Internet
12 34 (14.23%) LAN
13 31 (12.97%) WAN
14 29 (12.13%) IMAP
14 29 (12.13%) VoIP
15 25 (10.46%) Network Security
16 24 (10.04%) IPsec
17 23 (9.62%) SSH
18 21 (8.79%) SAN
19 17 (7.11%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.15%) MySQL
2 35 (14.64%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (7.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.77%) Couchbase
4 9 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.35%) Big Data
6 7 (2.93%) InfluxDB
6 7 (2.93%) SQLite
7 6 (2.51%) DB2
8 5 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.09%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.84%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.42%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 29 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.37%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.69%) Subversion
4 15 (6.28%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.35%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.35%) JMeter
5 8 (3.35%) Selenium
6 7 (2.93%) JIRA
6 7 (2.93%) PHPUnit
7 6 (2.51%) JUnit
7 6 (2.51%) NUnit
8 5 (2.09%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.67%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.67%) Metasploit
10 3 (1.26%) JConsole
10 3 (1.26%) JProfiler
10 3 (1.26%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (1.26%) VisualVM
General
1 27 (11.30%) Finance
2 15 (6.28%) Banking
3 12 (5.02%) Back Office
3 12 (5.02%) Front Office
4 9 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.09%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.26%) Games
7 2 (0.84%) Automotive
7 2 (0.84%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Military
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (13.39%) Developer
2 29 (12.13%) Network Engineer
3 28 (11.72%) Support Engineer
4 20 (8.37%) Linux Engineer
5 19 (7.95%) VMware Engineer
6 17 (7.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.69%) Administrator
7 16 (6.69%) Analyst
8 15 (6.28%) AWS Engineer
8 15 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.28%) Security Engineer
9 14 (5.86%) VMware Support Engineer
10 13 (5.44%) Architect
11 12 (5.02%) Back Office Engineer
12 11 (4.60%) Exchange Engineer
12 11 (4.60%) Exchange Support
13 10 (4.18%) Active Directory Engineer
13 10 (4.18%) Active Directory Support
13 10 (4.18%) Active Directory Support Engineer
14 9 (3.77%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.41%) Web Services
2 33 (13.81%) LAMP
3 26 (10.88%) HTML
4 25 (10.46%) CSS
5 23 (9.62%) .NET
5 23 (9.62%) XML
6 21 (8.79%) SOAP
7 20 (8.37%) jQuery
8 17 (7.11%) LAPP Stack
8 17 (7.11%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (5.44%) MCollective
10 11 (4.60%) ASP.NET
11 9 (3.77%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.77%) Java EE
12 8 (3.35%) Django
12 8 (3.35%) ELK Stack
12 8 (3.35%) HTML5
12 8 (3.35%) Middleware
12 8 (3.35%) Sensu
13 7 (2.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.97%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.04%) Client/Server
3 20 (8.37%) Computer Science
4 19 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.69%) Statistics
6 15 (6.28%) Clustering
7 8 (3.35%) Cryptography
7 8 (3.35%) PKI
8 6 (2.51%) DataPower
8 6 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.67%) CESG
9 4 (1.67%) iPhone
9 4 (1.67%) User Experience
10 3 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.26%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.26%) NHS
10 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 108 (45.19%) Windows
2 105 (43.93%) Linux
3 84 (35.15%) Unix
4 28 (11.72%) Windows Server
5 23 (9.62%) Solaris
6 22 (9.21%) CentOS
7 19 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (7.53%) Ubuntu
9 16 (6.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (5.44%) Debian
10 13 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (4.60%) Windows XP
12 9 (3.77%) AIX
13 7 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.93%) Windows Vista
14 6 (2.51%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.51%) zOS
15 4 (1.67%) Android
15 4 (1.67%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.32%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (14.23%) ITIL
3 27 (11.30%) Configuration Management
4 26 (10.88%) DevOps
5 21 (8.79%) High Availability
5 21 (8.79%) Kalman Filter
5 21 (8.79%) Load Balancing
6 17 (7.11%) Open Source
7 16 (6.69%) Capacity Management
7 16 (6.69%) OO
7 16 (6.69%) Project Management
8 14 (5.86%) Problem Management
8 14 (5.86%) SIEM
9 13 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (5.44%) Validation
10 10 (4.18%) Automated Testing
10 10 (4.18%) CRM
10 10 (4.18%) E-Commerce
11 9 (3.77%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.77%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.43%) Python
2 55 (23.01%) Perl
3 47 (19.67%) SQL
4 44 (18.41%) Java
5 35 (14.64%) PowerShell
6 30 (12.55%) JavaScript
7 22 (9.21%) PHP
8 20 (8.37%) Ruby
9 18 (7.53%) C++
10 17 (7.11%) Bash Shell
10 17 (7.11%) C#
11 14 (5.86%) C
11 14 (5.86%) Shell Script
12 13 (5.44%) VB
13 11 (4.60%) VB.NET
14 10 (4.18%) VBScript
15 6 (2.51%) FQL
15 6 (2.51%) Korn
15 6 (2.51%) T-SQL
16 5 (2.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.46%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (10.46%) Degree
3 24 (10.04%) SC Cleared
4 22 (9.21%) CCNA
5 15 (6.28%) CCNP
6 11 (4.60%) CCSE
6 11 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (4.18%) CCENT
7 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.35%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.51%) MCSE
10 5 (2.09%) CCSA
10 5 (2.09%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (2.09%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.67%) CEH
11 4 (1.67%) MCITP
11 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 3 (1.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.60%) PCI DSS
2 10 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.18%) SLA
3 8 (3.35%) HL7
4 4 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.67%) QA
5 1 (0.42%) RMADS
System Software
1 55 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 41 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.11%) Squid
4 16 (6.69%) NFS
5 14 (5.86%) Hyper-V
6 13 (5.44%) qmail
7 11 (4.60%) Sendmail
8 9 (3.77%) vSphere
9 7 (2.93%) KVM
9 7 (2.93%) vCloud
10 6 (2.51%) BitLocker
10 6 (2.51%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.51%) Xen
11 5 (2.09%) XenServer
12 4 (1.67%) Dovecot
12 4 (1.67%) iptables
12 4 (1.67%) Varnish
12 4 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.26%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 40 (16.74%) Puppet
2 33 (13.81%) Nagios
3 26 (10.88%) Cacti
4 24 (10.04%) logstash
5 16 (6.69%) ZABBIX
6 13 (5.44%) collectd
6 13 (5.44%) Ganglia
6 13 (5.44%) Graphite
7 10 (4.18%) HAProxy
8 8 (3.35%) Kibana
8 8 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (2.93%) Grafana
9 7 (2.93%) Uchiwa
10 5 (2.09%) Ansible
10 5 (2.09%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (1.67%) Bacula
11 4 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (1.67%) OpenView
11 4 (1.67%) SCCM
11 4 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (25.52%) VMware
2 51 (21.34%) Cisco
3 49 (20.50%) Microsoft
4 34 (14.23%) IBM
5 30 (12.55%) Oracle
6 29 (12.13%) Red Hat
7 23 (9.62%) Citrix
8 22 (9.21%) CheckPoint
9 16 (6.69%) Juniper
9 16 (6.69%) Splunk
10 12 (5.02%) Aruba
10 12 (5.02%) Dell
10 12 (5.02%) HP
10 12 (5.02%) Huawei
11 10 (4.18%) EMC
11 10 (4.18%) F5
11 10 (4.18%) NetApp
12 9 (3.77%) Google
13 8 (3.35%) Palo Alto
13 8 (3.35%) SAP
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